Free society produced the most wealth on this planet in the shortest time period, and then it turned into the bread and circuses system that then squandered that wealth and ran into the most debt that any nation has ever had in the history of the world.
Yes, you are correct. Including the bold part. The bold part is always an inevitable outcome for free society.
Free society only works in short term.
That is just not true. It come to be because of corrupt politicians breaking the law/constitution. Income taxes and/or a central bank are illegal according to the constitution. If the constitution is obeyed US would still be a free society.
That's why socialism was invented as the long term answer. That's why 1984 still applies despite it is 28 years past the actual year - totalitarianism is the inevitable future end state.
BS. Socialism/Communism is just an idea of madness/insanity born out of a disillusioned persons mind. It was not invented for anything, just a crazy idea.
Some of the longest running economies were not free societies, but long stretches of some form of totalitarianism. They weren't particularly progressive, but they lasted for a long time.
Just look at the various royalties (Imperial House of Japan, House of Windsor, etc). They're figureheads these days, but they still get special treatment. You don't see many private businesses in free society last that long.
They are a product of feudalism and monarchy long before there even existed private business in today's sense. These are family structures and clans/tribes, which is the oldest human organisational form going back to stone age. Special treatment of certain groups or people are a bad thing and should be shunned. The same goes for the idiotic celebrity worship today.
That's why the world moved to Corporatocracy. Corporations get to be like the old dynasties of the past that lasts forever and ever
It's completely rational that people are shunning free society.
That is mostly due to special treatment from the state and the judicial system. This is not a good thing, it's a bad thing. There is a name for this, the merge of the state and corporations, the name is "fascism".
People (mostly the rich, but also people on welfare) want to stop progressing for a while and enjoy themselves.
So people generally want to and just slack off and stop developing and inventing to progress the human civilization? that's BS, it is coded into our genes to be exploratory, creative and progress.